The Hot Mess Momma Club blog is on the air! Journey through the mayhem & momentous messes of Motherhood with LA! Along with our Mom Of the Month (MOM) interviews, we will have round table discussions on hot topics in parenting, & of course, TONS of Hot Mess stories! If you have a hot mess story to tell, visit the website & submit your story! If you want to be our Mom of the Month (MOM), fill out the membership registration form on the website! Be sure to check out The Store on the website for all your Hot Mess Momma Club swag! As always, Stick With Kindness! www.HotMessMommaClub.com
Take a Road Trip with me & my momma! Today’s episode is the on the way up. We’re traveling back today so next week’s episode will be us coming home. We woke up at 3am and spent 15 hours in the car. We finally made it to Iowa to spend a few days with family before journeying home. Enjoy!
Its the first Monday of May which means its our Mom Of The Month episode! Since the scheduling for the MOM interview was changed mid-month last month, we didn't have an April MOM soooo this month its a 2fer! Two MOMs. 1 interview. You don't want to miss this fun episode, featuring Mary Ruth and Amanda. We gathered around a conference table and some pizzas for a podcast Mukbang! You are sure to spend your next 30ish minutes laughing as you hear stories about hoes in the front yard, snakes being tossed into the neighbor's yard, asking someone if they're preggo when they're not, & giving advice when you're not really qualified. This roundtable MOM interview was a fun one and I can't wait to do more MOM episodes like this!
In today's episode we're talking all about the IEP process. While the kids and teachers are excited that we are nearing the end of the school year, us SPED mommas are dreading this time of year. We know that this is the time for the dreaded IEP meeting. We have to face cold hard truths, discuss goals not met, celebrate wins, & set goals for next year. In this episode I get raw and real, giving you a glimpse inside of Q's IEP papers. I am reading some of the wins that brought tears to my eyes. I am reading you some of the misses that brought out my momma bear side. I am letting my guard down so that you can see just why us SPED mommas hate this time of year!
During the episode I mention an IEP blog post I wrote. Here is the link to that: IEP I would suggest reading this post before listening to today's episode so you have a little bit of background information on the whats and whys.
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April is Stress Awareness Month. I have been very intentional about my stress this month. I have started meditating, I have hired a cleaning lady, I have taken time off, I have had honest conversations with myself....I've done all these things to be more aware and intentional about my stress. During that honest conversation with myself, I thought about how I handle stress and one of the things I do when I am stressed is eat. I am a stress eater. After trying on a bathing suit, I decided to record this episode on the fly to talk about stress eating, self doubt, & embracing the skin I am in. I honestly hope that none of you can relate and you all love your bodies. That would be AWESOME. But, I have a feeling, I am not alone here. I want to spend a few minutes sharing my heart and helping you see that you are not alone!
What? An episode published on a Monday? What happened to Wednesday? Exactly. Changes. I've been slightly MIA but I've been behind the scenes working on some fun and fresh ideas for the Hot Mess Momma Club. Take a listen to today's episode and hear all about the new fun we're gonna have! I also have a Hot Mess Monday story to share with you and a small WTF moment from last week that I think you will enjoy. Take a listen & let me know your thoughts on the upcoming changes!
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Today's episode is raw, real, & unedited. This is the first episode in a new mini series detailing out my journey in therapy for parenting & discipline. I hope this episode helps other mommas see they are not alone. I hope that you will stay with me on this journey and see how far I can come. Because I wanted to keep it authentic, I did this episode with zero pre-planned talking points/script, zero editing, & zero planning. The result is authentic but comes with dogs in the background, lots of uhms, and all over the board thoughts.
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Its the 30th which means its our 30 on 30 with MOM (Mom of the Month). Our March MOM is Melinda from When Life. This interview has Ninja Turtle impressions & stories about borrowing a teacher's belt. This is an interview you don't want to miss. Also, go ahead and get used to Melinda's voice, she will be back on the Chit Chat soon as she has so much knowledge in the area of special education & small businesses. Be sure to give her blog a follow, you may find yours truly writing a post over there soon!
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Last week I promised an episode of bloopers. Here is a short and sweet episode featuring all of the bloopers I recorded during last week's Spring Break episode. Today's episode is a little bit shorter than usual but I promise it contains a ton of laughs! Enjoy!
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We are just a few days out from QMonster's spring break. Today I am sharing some ideas that you guys gave me for spring break entertainment. Since last week was a total bust thanks to the great fall of FB/Insta, we didn't have an episode. We were supposed to do a true confessions episode featuring your confessions. Since we didn't get to do that last week, we've got a segment dedicated to that today! I also have a few house keeping items that I have been meaning to mention but just haven't found the time. Basically this week's episode is a mess but worth the listen!
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What happens when you have a Type A personality but a Hot Mess life? You become A Perfect Hot Mess! On this episode LA follows up from her latest blog post to give listeners even more tips n tricks on being a functional Hot Mess Momma!
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Mobile Mom Office | Family Calendar Review | Command Center
Since February only has 28 days, we’re doing our 30 on 30 with MOM today! Today’s MOM is my dear friend Heather who came through last minute! We, along with QMonster, had a fun time recording this episode! If you want to be a MOM, go to Membership Registration at HotMessMommaClub.com!
Today I am talking with Leslie about our expectations for our special needs kiddos and how we often find ourselves with unrealistic expectations. This is a topic that I think all moms can relate to on some level. Listen to our laid back chat full of random side tracked topics, mentions of future topics, and some insight into our worlds. Be sure to subscribe to The Todds YouTube channel so you'll be in the know when we record our next Chit Chat live on their channel!
Today I have one of our HMMC members, Laura, with me talking about acceptance teaching moments. Laura's daughter, Beth, has Pfeiffer Syndrome, a disorder that affects the shape of the head and face. Laura is giving us some pointers on how to handle situations where your kiddo points out someone that looks different. Acceptance teaching moments happen all the time, what we do with those moments matters! Be sure to follow Beth's Journey on FB!
I hope you don't mind but today I need to go on a little rant. I promise that you'll get a ton of laughs. There mayyyyy even be shots involved! Thanks for listening to my RIDICULOUS rant! If you have a funny shot story, I'd love to hear it. Send me your story here!
Our first 30 on the 30th with MOM (Mom Of The Month)! Our first mom is a long time supporter of the HMMC and volunteered to go first to show all of you mommas how easy it is and that you should be our next MOM! Be sure to long on to our website & under "Membership Registration" register to become a member and agree to be a future MOM!
Listen to my Hot Mess birthday party story! I *thought* I planned the coolest party ever for QMonster. After a couple of messes, I am left with some memories and some party planning tips for all Hot Mess Mommas! -LA